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Choose the welding trade school at Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) in Uniontown, Ohio, and finish your welding classes in less than 10 months. With convenient evening hours, all-inclusive tuition, and a modern learning environment, we’ll help you prepare for welding jobs available now in many industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, construction, and energy.
At PLCC, our welding program instructors are certified teachers and experienced welders who can teach you the most up-to-date welding techniques to cut or permanently join a wide range of metal parts.
In these hands-on welding courses, you’ll learn MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW), and Stick/Arc (SMAW) welding, how to read blueprints or specifications, carefully measure and inspect substances, use torches, and properly care for welding and other equipment. In addition, critical thinking, problem-solving, and observational skills are emphasized.
At PLCC, there are no hidden fees in your tuition. With our welding certification program, you will receive, based on your performance, the American Welding Society’s (AWS) D1.1 structural welding code steel qualifications, OSHA 10 certification, and welder qualification sheets.
AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Steel Qualifications
OSHA 10 Certification
Students looking to enroll in the above-listed program must submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission.
Monday – Thursday
5 pm – 9 pm
Equipped and Empowered
The average yearly pay for welders in Ohio ranges from $32,590 to $47,950.
Welders perform many different tasks on the job, which can vary depending on the industry. Some common things they do include:
PLCC welding trade school requires a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll. Once you complete welding training, some employers may prefer an apprenticeship.
Yes. In addition to tuition payment plans, PLCC is an approved institution for the following types of financial aid:
We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off! You would never buy a car without looking at it first. Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different. We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus. We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!
If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.
Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.